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CereProc Recreates KFC’s Col. Sanders

KFC’s iconic Col. Sanders is now cheerfully greeting customers and taking orders at KFC drive-thrus. KFC earlier this month released the robot ‘chicken expert’ dubbed H.A.R.L.A.N.D. (Human-Assisted Robotic Linguistic Animatronic Networked Device) to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day on July 6th. H.A.R.L.A.N.D. was created by advertising firm Widen+Kennedy and features the unmistakable voice of Col. […]

Samsung Delves Deeper into the Speech Market

Samsung Electronics quietly last week acquired Innoetics, a Greek startup offering text-to-speech and speech-to-speech technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not reported. Though it is unclear yet what Samsung plans to do with the technology, most people in the industry expect the electronics maker to roll its capabilities into Bixby, Samsung’s artificial intelligence-based virtual assistant […]

Voice Comes to the Trucking Industry

Voice Comes to the Trucking Industry

For long-haul truck drivers, the road can be a lonely place, and long hours behind the wheel don’t help. But now, thanks to speech technologies, neither of those has to be a problem. FleetUp, a provider of comprehensive electronic logging devices (ELD) and hours of service (HOS) compliance solutions, has launched the  Voice Over HOS […]